Today’s headlines — Friday, Aug. 30

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Brother of ex-police chief pleads guilty to fraud – Belleville News Democrat Brother of ex-police chief pleads guilty to fraudBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The brother of a former suburban Chicago police chief has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice in a grant fraud scheme. Ricky McCoy on Thursday entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge …

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ArickaFlowers: Chicago Protesters Call For A Civilian-Elected Police Accountability Board (VIDEO) Chicago Protesters Call For A Civilian-Elected Police Accountability Board (VIDEO) http://ow.ly/2zuT3w

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Donald Peloquin – Evergreen Park, IL Patch

State Police Safety Check Friday Night on the Tri-State Tollway The Illinois State Police announced that officers will conduct a Roadside Safety Check from 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, until 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 on the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) to Halsted Street (Plaza 47A). Officers working this

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KirkDillard: Thank you Mayor Noak for inviting me to your reception at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville! It was… Thank you Mayor Noak for inviting me to your reception at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville! It was… http://instagram.com/p/dnxpigIxil/

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RutherfordDan: I’m live on 1340AM WJPF #Carterville w/ @NewsradioWJPF tomorrow (8/30) at 8:20am. #twill #SouthernIllinois I’m live on 1340AM WJPF #Carterville w/ @NewsradioWJPF tomorrow (8/30) at 8:20am. #twill #SouthernIllinois

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RutherfordDan: Join me on Wed, Sept 11, from 8:30-9:30am for a free meet and greet in #RockFalls at the Days Inn (2105 First Avenue, Room B) #twill Join me on Wed, Sept 11, from 8:30-9:30am for a free meet and greet in #RockFalls at the Days Inn (2105 First Avenue, Room B) #twill

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danielbiss: Someone tell Larry Summers. MT @kylehillman The Clearest Graphs Refuting the Idea That Women Are Bad at Math Someone tell Larry Summers. MT @kylehillman The Clearest Graphs Refuting the Idea That Women Are Bad at Math http://zite.to/18oxSYp

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AndyForSenate: Monday is Labor Day and we will be walking in several parades throughout the district. If you plan to attend a… Monday is Labor Day and we will be walking in several parades throughout the district. If you plan to attend a… http://fb.me/KqAa2B4v

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Kadner: ‘Rocky’s Law’ kicks in with school year – SouthtownStar Kadner: ‘Rocky’s Law’ kicks in with school yearSouthtownStarNapoleon Harris (D-Flossmoor), a former professional football player, and state Rep. Will Davis (D-Hazel Crest). District 230 spokeswoman Carla Erdey said the cost of the district’s catastrophic insurance through AIG is $1,284 per school, or a total of …

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ILConnected: Manar: Monday is Labor Day and we will be walking in several parades throughout the dis…: Monday is Labor Da… Manar: Monday is Labor Day and we will be walking in several parades throughout the dis…: Monday is Labor Da… http://on.fb.me/15D1pQv

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rebootillinois: What do you think of @BruceRauner’s mission to make term limits part of the #Illinois Constitution? #twill What do you think of @BruceRauner’s mission to make term limits part of the #Illinois Constitution?http://goo.gl/lcuYkN #twill

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danielbiss: Our pleasure! MT @dawnieangel76 Thank @RepAnnWilliams & @danielbiss for sponsoring #surveillance #drones bill: #twill Our pleasure! MT @dawnieangel76 Thank @RepAnnWilliams & @danielbiss for sponsoring #surveillance #drones bill: http://bit.ly/12IsqRr #twill

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Jo Poshard, foundation honored by DCFS – The Southern Jo Poshard, foundation honored by DCFSThe SouthernDU QUOIN — For Jo Poshard, receiving an award Saturday from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services wasn’t only a tremendous honor, it also was an opportunity to put forth a call for action. DCFS presented Poshard and her charitable …

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Illinois ranks low for HPV vaccine – Chicago Tribune 2Illinois ranks low for HPV vaccineChicago TribuneWhile public health officials have been recommending since 2006 that preteen girls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, the percentage of teen girls in Illinois who received the prescribed dosage plunged last year …

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Air conditioning becomes a hot topic for central Illinois schools – Peoria Journal Star Air conditioning becomes a hot topic for central Illinois schoolsPeoria Journal StarJerry Brookhart and Gail Owen, regional superintendents of education in Peoria and Tazewell counties, respectively, are surprised at the number of school districts that haven’t dealt with heat schedules in years. Pleasant Hill Elementary School …

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New Law Focuses on Mugshots – Alton Daily News New Law Focuses on MugshotsAlton Daily NewsBy Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. Your record follows you everywhere – much more easily, thanks to the Internet. Organizations such ashttp://www.mugshots.com/ put up, for example, mug shots of criminal suspects, then contact the subjects and …

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Illinois Supreme Court To Meet Temporarily In Chicago – WNIJ and WNIU Illinois Supreme Court To Meet Temporarily In ChicagoWNIJ and WNIU"For the first time since the Supreme Court building was opened in 1908 in Springfield, the Supreme Court is hearing … the full term of oral arguments outside of Springfield, and that will be in Chicago." -Joe Tybor, Illinois Supreme Court Spokesman.Supreme Court slated to hear arguments in 17 cases in ChicagoRenovation forces hig

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BGPOLLING: THURS: IL Politics News Roundup #twill THURS: IL Politics News Roundup http://bit.ly/16LgSgZ #twill

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RutherfordDan: I’m live on 1340AM WJPF #Carterville w/ @NewsradioWJPF tomorrow (8/30) at 8:20am. #twill #SouthernIllinois I’m live on 1340AM WJPF #Carterville w/ @NewsradioWJPF tomorrow (8/30) at 8:20am. #twill #SouthernIllinois

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RayLong: Rahmbo’s ex-comptroller’s scandal gets messier; Ahmad’s ex-boss sought city business … #Rahmbo #Chicago #Ahmad #twill Rahmbo’s ex-comptroller’s scandal gets messier; Ahmad’s ex-boss sought city business http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-city-comptroller-indicted-0830-20130830,0,30895.story … #Rahmbo #Chicago #Ahmad #twill

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JasonMMcGrath: Proud of @KwameRaoul for making a tough–but good–decision. Big things in his future. #twill Proud of @KwameRaoul for making a tough–but good–decision. Big things in his future. #twill

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Political Organizer to Challenge Nekritz – Glenview, IL Patch

Glenview Company Owes $85K To Illinois Tollway The Illinois Tollway on Wednesday began publishing on its website the names of businesses that have over $1,000 in fines. Five local companies are on the list.

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Kane to evaluate proposals from vendors for courts software project GENEVA – Kane County information technology officials soon will begin the process of selecting the software vendors who will vie for the contract to design the county court system’s new electronic document management system.

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New PAC to support Republicans for Illinois House – Bloomington Pantagraph New PAC to support Republicans for Illinois HouseBloomington PantagraphA new political action committee has been formed to try to elect more Republicans to the Democrat-controlled Illinois House. Among the wealthy Republicans supporting Reform PAC is businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW’-ner). He’s also running for Illinois …

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Road rage: States get creative to fund highways – MarketWatch MarketWatchRoad rage: States get creative to fund highwaysMarketWatch… Technology, and Octo Telematics. Payment on the basis of VMT has been successfully carried out in pilot projects in Oregon. Seven states, Oregon, Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming, are raising the fuel tax to fund …

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Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contracts – Fox News Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contractsFox News“No transparency and with no bidding — if that’s legal in Illinois, It shouldn’t be.” said Adam Andrzejewski of openthebooks.com, a watchdog group. “To the extent that is happening across the country, the citizens need to know it.” “It has the …

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Reeder: Unions promote unfair atmosphere in Illinois – Northwest Herald Reeder: Unions promote unfair atmosphere in IllinoisNorthwest HeraldIt’s high time Illinois lawmakers freed up workers, allowing them to make their own choices when it comes to whether to support a union. • Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute …

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Walsh weighing a bid for Durbin’s U.S. Senate seat 1Former Congressman Joe Walsh, who lost a 2012 bid against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, says he’s considering a run for office in 2014 — maybe the U.S. Senate. "It’s probably the race that I’m most seriously considering," said Walsh, of McHenry, adding he’ll decide within a month.

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Walsh to black conservatives in St. Charles: Don’t depend on government 1Former Congressman Joe Walsh called on black conservatives to encourage an end to government dependence in the black community Thursday in St. Charles. "Big daddy and big mommy government has replaced the black family, has replaced the black church in the black community," Walsh said at the Black Conservatives Summit.

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WinnCountyNews: Illinois State Police Step Up Labor Day Patrols – WIFR News Illinois State Police Step Up Labor Day Patrolshttp://goo.gl/fb/FUpa2 – WIFR News

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Illinois expands telemarketing liability and recordkeeping requirements – the … – Lexology Illinois expands telemarketing liability and recordkeeping requirements – the …Lexology (registration)The State of Illinois recently amended its telemarketing laws to create an additional incentive for consumers to file state actions as opposed to federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims. Governor Quinn recently signed into law Public …

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DanProft: We have @realjonlovitz in studio at 8:37am in advance of his shows at @ChicagoImprov. #wlsam890 #BringBackTheCritic We have @realjonlovitz in studio at 8:37am in advance of his shows at @ChicagoImprov. #wlsam890 #BringBackTheCritic

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MikeKienzler: Appellate court has good news for SangCo defendant: fines reduced from $25 to $4. Bad news: still 10 years in prison. Appellate court has good news for SangCo defendant: fines reduced from $25 to $4. Bad news: still 10 years in prison.http://tinyurl.com/nqau2pk

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Are you a dove hunter? Are you excited about the season, which opens Sunday? Are you a dove hunter? Are you excited about the season, which opens Sunday?Dove season offers challenges, opportunitieswww.sj-r.comLate-maturing sunflowers could make dove hunting even more of a challenge this fall. Dove hunting opens Sunday in Illinois. Statewide hours are sunrise to sunset.

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Driven to distraction in Illinois – Belleville News Democrat ABC7Chicago.comDriven to distraction in IllinoisBelleville News DemocratDrivers in Illinois who seem to have a cell phone attached to their ear may want to start weaning themselves, because Gov. Pat Quinn just signed a law making it illegal to talk on hand-held phones while driving starting Jan. 1. It’s a controversial law …Sen. Kwame Raoul will not run for Illinois governor in 2014Sen. Raoul sa

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craignewman: Sen. Dick Durbin among 15 lawmakers on 90-minute White House Syria briefing call … via @suntimes Sen. Dick Durbin among 15 lawmakers on 90-minute White House Syria briefing call http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/sweet/sen-dick-durbin-among-15-lawmakers-on-90-minute-white-house-syria-briefing-call/ … via @suntimes

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news_gazette: Housing unit at Danville Correctional Center locked down due to illness: Housing unit at Danville Correctional Center locked down due to illness: http://bit.ly/14cEYhC

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BruceRauner: Great to be at Mike Nerheim’s event in Lake County. Great to be at Mike Nerheim’s event in Lake County.

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RepBerrios: Full room for Home buyers seminar at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago with Commissioner Edwin Reyes. Full room for Home buyers seminar at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago with Commissioner Edwin Reyes.

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SenatorKirk: .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago. … pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago.http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=849pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej

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SenatorKirk: .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago. … pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago.http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=849pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej

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KirkDillard: DuQuoin has some amazing sunsets! Really enjoyed being down there for the fair! DuQuoin has some amazing sunsets! Really enjoyed being down there for the fair! http://instagram.com/p/dngA19IxmD/

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SenatorNoland: Ear corn, 10 for a dollar; deductible for arthroscopic knee surgery, $300 bucks; a wife to stand by you in… Ear corn, 10 for a dollar; deductible for arthroscopic knee surgery, $300 bucks; a wife to stand by you in… http://fb.me/6kIF6QpNH

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BruceRauner: Great crowd at Homer Founders Club gathering in Homer Glen. pic.twitter.com/1CeYturokr Great crowd at Homer Founders Club gathering in Homer Glen. pic.twitter.com/1CeYturokr

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Plainfield Patch

Candidate Wants End to Sheriff’s ‘Friends & Family Plan’ The second Democrat to announce his intent to run for sheriff took aim at the department’s hiring practices.

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Muslim convention coming to Tinley Park – SouthtownStar Muslim convention coming to Tinley ParkSouthtownStarThe 24th annual Muslim Convention will be held Friday through Sunday at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. The convention is open to the public and will include events such as a fashion show, financial planning workshops …

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Much progress in Illinois and US to cut youth incarceration – Elgin Courier News Much progress in Illinois and US to cut youth incarcerationElgin Courier NewsDuring that time, Illinois adopted several significant policy solutions that have contributed to this change, including increasing the availability of evidence-based alternatives to incarceration, requiring intake procedures that reduce the use of …

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Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports By DOUG WILSONHerald-Whig Senior Writer Illinois state Rep. Jil Tracy says she cannot comment on renewed speculation that she will be announced as Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard’s running mate, even though a day-long series of announcements as to who will pair up with Dillard will start in Quincy on Tuesday. A press release from Wes Bleed, a spokesman for the Dillar

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Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports By DOUG WILSONHerald-Whig Senior Writer Illinois state Rep. Jil Tracy says she cannot comment on renewed speculation that she will be announced as Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard’s running mate, even though a day-long series of announcements as to who will pair up with Dillard will start in Quincy on Tuesday. A press release from Wes Bleed, a spokesman for the Dillar

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Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour Englewood – CBS2 Chicago Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour EnglewoodCBS2 Chicago“I don’t see, with the kind of headlines we’ve been getting, how we can attract a significant investment,” Kirk tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. Congressman Rush says: Bring on the jobs and watch the change happen. “The people suffer from …

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BenBradleyABC7: How’s Jesse Jackson Jr. spending his final two months of freedom? Poolside. In Beverly Hills. @ChuckGoudieABC7 How’s Jesse Jackson Jr. spending his final two months of freedom? Poolside. In Beverly Hills. http://bit.ly/1dUJtUY @ChuckGoudieABC7

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Jenny McCarthy’s Sister, Celebrities Cited for Public Intoxication in Geneva A "Dancing With the Stars" winner, a professional dancer, a Hollywood actor/writer/producer and the sister of Genevan Jenny McCarthy among the group cited at Third and State streets.

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The Atlantic

How the Senate Exploits Unpaid Interns – Stephen Lurie – The Atlantic 23Barely a third of U.S. senators pay their interns — and embarrassingly for Democrats, a party focused on workplace welfare, most of them are Republicans. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, shown with his interns in July 2012, is one of the few senators who pays his interns — at least in the summer. (Flickr)If you walk into any of the 100 S

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Transportation Meeting in QC – CBS4 – WHBF Quad Cities, IL-IA News Weather Sports

Transportation Meeting in QC – CBS4 – WHBF Quad Cities, IL-IA News Weather Sports Transportation Meeting in QC Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:52 PM EST By: CBS 4 Newsroomnewsroom@cbs4qc.comFolks from all over the Quad Cities got together today to talk transportation. Officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation, The Chamber, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, were there to talk about local roads and bridges and how to make them

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Shuttered Niles Secretary of State facility to reopen in Des Plaines – Skokie Review Shuttered Niles Secretary of State facility to reopen in Des PlainesSkokie ReviewMarty Moylan, D-55th, said he was very active in connecting city officials with Secretary of State Jesse White’s office about two months before the Niles location closed. “It’s a major win for our economic development efforts because the DMV attracts a …

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Proposed boating laws debated at public hearing – Northwest Herald Proposed boating laws debated at public hearingNorthwest HeraldJulie Morrison, who serves as the special committee’s chairwoman. Operating a boat under the influence is unrelated to driving, and the proposal puts the state on a slippery slope to tying other offenses to people’s licenses, said David Zipp, an …

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Illinois Department of Transportation’s Facebook Wall

Data released today shows significant reductions in late-night, drunk driving fa… Data released today shows significant reductions in late-night, drunk driving fatalities in recent years in Illinois. Expect to see numerous stepped-up traffic enforcement details during the holiday weekend, including roadside safety checks and late-night safety belt enforcement zones. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. News release:http://ow.ly/d/1tpkProfile Pictures

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Editorial: To keep gambling honest – Chicago Tribune Editorial: To keep gambling honestChicago TribuneThese are the legislators who, in bills that didn’t become law, have tried to fire the entire Gaming Board, permit Chicago’s City Hall to regulate any city-owned casino, exclude the Illinois State Police from preventing mob influence at a Chicago …

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J-S Letter: We need Jim Sacia in Springfield – Freeport Journal-Standard J-S Letter: We need Jim Sacia in SpringfieldFreeport Journal-StandardNewell-Rubbermaid moved to Mexico to avoid the higher taxes and soon to be much higher health costs that the Obama Administration has imposed and is going to impose on business in this country; same for Sensata. Illinois’ problems are the not going to …

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BobbyLRushMC: @SenatorKirk and I listening to the family members of victims of gun violence in Englewood… pic.twitter.com/9Oqjo5PGvQ@SenatorKirk and I listening to the family members of victims of gun violence in Englewood…pic.twitter.com/9Oqjo5PGvQ

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ILSenateGOP: Senator Sam McCann was honored this morning to take part in the ceremony honoring fallen Illinois State Police… Senator Sam McCann was honored this morning to take part in the ceremony honoring fallen Illinois State Police… http://fb.me/EBGcZKjU

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SenatorKirk: Hearing from Englewood families who lost loved ones to violence with @RepBobbyRush pic.twitter.com/qNh8NcaLsZ Hearing from Englewood families who lost loved ones to violence with @RepBobbyRushpic.twitter.com/qNh8NcaLsZ

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debmell: Looking forward to my "ride along" with the police tac team tomorrow night. Thank you @Chicago_Police Looking forward to my "ride along" with the police tac team tomorrow night. Thank you @Chicago_Police

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StateRepSara: Big news today! … Big news today! http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/29/pf/taxes/same-sex-marriage-tax/index.html

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StateRepAnthony: Congrats to our new House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin. What an exciting time to start my service as a State Rep! Congrats to our new House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin. What an exciting time to start my service as a State Rep!

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RepBobRita: Bob will have office hours on Sept. 11 to sign up for the low-cost Lifeline telephone program. … Bob will have office hours on Sept. 11 to sign up for the low-cost Lifeline telephone program. http://www.robertbobrita.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Rita-Lifeline-Awareness-Week-News-Release-Updated.doc

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AndyManar: Farm Progress Show was a huge success this week in Decatur. Impressive exhibits from all over the world with… Farm Progress Show was a huge success this week in Decatur. Impressive exhibits from all over the world with… http://fb.me/2jVHBsKWH

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KwameRaoul: First, I want to convey my deep and lasting appreciation to the men and women, from communities throughout the… First, I want to convey my deep and lasting appreciation to the men and women, from communities throughout the… http://fb.me/1TNCsZELY

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Illinois hospitals, doctors search patient data for unneeded costs – Herald & Review 1Illinois hospitals, doctors search patient data for unneeded costsHerald & ReviewSaved. Save Article; My Saved Items · Print Email. 2013-08-28T19:00:00Z Illinois hospitals, doctors search patient data for unneeded costsCARLA K. JOHNSON – AP Medical Writer Herald-Review.com. 13 hours ago • CARLA K. JOHNSON – AP Medical Writer.

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KHQA: Learn why the state of Illinois is regulating drones in the Land of Lincoln coming up on #KHQATM with our friend @BenYount from @ilwatchdog Learn why the state of Illinois is regulating drones in the Land of Lincoln coming up on #KHQATM with our friend @BenYount from @ilwatchdog

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Lindsay_Romano: Neuhoff Ag Director @stevebridgewfmb checks in w/ #ByersCo. What to expect on final day of #FarmProgressShow ? #FPS13 Neuhoff Ag Director @stevebridgewfmb checks in w/ #ByersCo. What to expect on final day of #FarmProgressShow ? #FPS13http://tinyurl.com/lklqoae

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Illinews: Southern: Fritzler proposes sales tax increase Southern: Fritzler proposes sales tax increase http://bit.ly/1cjKpAw

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Du Quoin’s Martin to coach final season – The Southern Du Quoin’s Martin to coach final seasonThe SouthernAl Martin’s head coaching career at Du Quoin High School probably couldn’t have gone much better. The numbers are all there: two state championships, four runner-up finishes and 247 wins in 25 years. The Indians also enjoyed a remarkable streak of …

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Editorial: Records from council meetings should be public – Bloomington Pantagraph Editorial: Records from council meetings should be publicBloomington PantagraphThe city ignored that mandate for years, failing to review the records until Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the council had 60 days to correct the problem. Instead, last spring, then-Mayor Steve Stockton and then-council members decided only to …

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State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; Cross’ Replacement Could be Chosen … – 1340 WJOL State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; Cross’ Replacement Could be Chosen …1340 WJOLState Rep Tom Cross has decided to step away from the leadership post so he can run for a statewide office. 8-29 5 AM. » Bolingbrook 17 Year Old Dies Swimming in Quarry · » Benton Named Joliet Police Chief · » State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; …

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New administrative team in place – Morris Daily Herald New administrative team in placeMorris Daily HeraldThrough his almost two decades there, Jass held several roles, including safety and property manager and regional business manager for four community health centers in Kane County. … Bohacik’s background is grant writing in the higher education field.

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IDOT officials offer update on transportation projects – Morris Daily Herald IDOT officials offer update on transportation projectsMorris Daily HeraldJOLIET – At Tuesday’s leadership meeting of the Will County Board, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider and Region One Engineer John Fortman reported on the status of three regional projects – the South Suburban Airport, the …Illinois expert tells how it would work for airport, IllianaWill County ge

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review

New book released on Illinois government employee unions 3CHICAGO – A new book on the problems government employee unions impose upon state budgets was released Thursday by the Illinois Policy Institute. The Labor Book: A guide to Illinois government unions is available online, and warns that until political…

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Adam’s Law fights back against distracted driving – The Bugle Adam’s Law fights back against distracted drivingThe BugleEmily McAsey, D-Lockport, and state Rep., Tom Cross, R-Oswego, and reintroduced by state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet. Adam’s Law allows families to honor victims of distracted driving by placing markers along roadways. The makers must be ordered …

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Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schools – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schoolsThe State Journal-RegisterThe heat wave affecting the Central Illinois region this week has impacted area school schedules, including St. Patrick Catholic School in Springfield, with a current enrollment of 80 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Although the school is air …

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Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schools – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schoolsThe State Journal-RegisterThe heat wave affecting the Central Illinois region this week has impacted area school schedules, including St. Patrick Catholic School in Springfield, with a current enrollment of 80 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Although the school is air …

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on ‘Super’ Toll Violators, Corn Yields, & "Best Song Ever!" Get "In the Know" on ‘Super’ Toll Violators, Corn Yields, & "Best Song Ever!" http://goo.gl/fb/z5q0e

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AndyManar: Talked w/ @Busboom101 and @WANDTVDoug about progress of pension committee and my push for education funding reform. pic.twitter.com/gbV6xwsq1p Talked w/ @Busboom101 and @WANDTVDoug about progress of pension committee and my push for education funding reform.pic.twitter.com/gbV6xwsq1p

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AndyManar: At #FarmProgressShow talking with @byers_brian #ByersCo pic.twitter.com/aUsd4O38U2 At #FarmProgressShow talking with @byers_brian #ByersCo pic.twitter.com/aUsd4O38U2

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AndyManar: Benefits of cover crops #FarmProgressShow “@heraldandreview: Illinois launches sustainable farming effort ”Benefits of cover crops #FarmProgressShow “@heraldandreview: Illinois launches sustainable farming effort http://bit.ly/15AgdiH

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BruceRauner: Pat Quinn just set a dubious mark, worse than Blago: We need new leadership in the governor’s office. Pat Quinn just set a dubious mark, worse than Blago: http://bit.ly/1a0nNI1 We need new leadership in the governor’s office.

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SenBillBrady: Thanks @ILFarmBureau for hosting legislator day at @FPShow. Enjoyed checking out one of the new @JohnDeere tractors pic.twitter.com/9iNcCTxRex Thanks @ILFarmBureau for hosting legislator day at @FPShow. Enjoyed checking out one of the new @JohnDeere tractorspic.twitter.com/9iNcCTxRex

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: LINCOLN STORIES: The Presidential "Chin-Fly" Latest on our Blog: LINCOLN STORIES: The Presidential "Chin-Fly" http://goo.gl/fb/NAwf4

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mjzalewski: me neither Abe. Me neither. RT @ALPLM: "So long as I have been here I have not willingly planted a thorn in any man’s bosom." 11/10/1864 me neither Abe. Me neither. RT @ALPLM: "So long as I have been here I have not willingly planted a thorn in any man’s bosom." 11/10/1864

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Retired Illinois teachers: Do you know who controls your pensions funds? – ChicagoNow 1Retired Illinois teachers: Do you know who controls your pensions funds?ChicagoNow (blog)The Illinois legislature is working on pension reform while investor monies are walking out the back door into the pockets of politically connected folks who wired deals to obtain pension funds! Last month, Corruption Busters requested a FOIA (Freedom …

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Gov. Quinn presents $23 million to university – The Alestle Gov. Quinn presents $23 million to universityThe AlestleIllinois State Representative Jay Hoffman, also present Tuesday, said SIUE continues to play an important role in the region though it is no longer part of his district. Physics professor Jack Glassman said the renovation is much needed. Classrooms and …

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Report: Bleak fiscal outlook for Ill. universities – Belleville News Democrat Report: Bleak fiscal outlook for Ill. universitiesBelleville News DemocratState funding for higher education has decreased over the past decade, and lawmakers’ efforts to fix Illinois’ pension crisis could mean universities have to pick up more of those costs. The report also notes state law hampers the universities’ ability …

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Shimkus accepting applicants for military academies – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Shimkus accepting applicants for military academiesChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteJohn Shimkus, R-Collinsville, is accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the U.S. military academies. Those eligible for appointment must be a U.S. citizen; at least 17 and not more than 23 years of age on July 1 …Shimkus Accepting Nominations to Military Academies

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Metra Service Resumes After Man Hit By Freight Train WHEATON, Ill. (STMW) – Metra Union Pacific West Line trains have resumed service after a man was struck and killed by a freight train in west suburban Wheaton early Thursday. An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks near North Hale Street, according to Wheaton police. The crash did not happen at a crossing. Lt. Bob Miller of the Wheaton police said a Metra train crew c

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Rockford Register Star scores a touchdown with niche section – Inland Press Rockford Register Star scores a touchdown with niche sectionInland Press“At one point, I had started a Preps Weekly publication,” said Ruef, who heads the sports department at the 44,000-circulation Rockford (Ill.) Register Star. “It was a separate tabloid weekly section that was only for high school sports. “We kind of …

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Batavia School Leaders Want to Open Up Conversation With Public Stakeholders The District 101 Board of Education announces a new "Coffee and Conversations" initiative.

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IL Law May Help Catch Drivers Passing Stopped School Buses – WSIL TV IL Law May Help Catch Drivers Passing Stopped School BusesWSIL TVBut Representative John Bradley fears the law has potential to become another unfunded mandate at a time when many schools are struggling to survive. "We’re back to the situation where you know, is the state going to put something on the school …

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez frustrated over immigration’s pace – The Hill 1ABC NewsRep. Luis Gutierrez frustrated over immigration’s paceThe HillGutierrez and other immigration advocates viewed the November re-election of President Obama as a clear referendum for comprehensive reform, and the issue quickly became Obama’s top domestic priority. Yet while the Senate passed bipartisan legislation …Gutierrez Takes Immigration Fight to Republican’s Home TurfIllinois Democra

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Proft isn’t running Dan Proft told me a few weeks ago he was weighing a run for governor, but now he isn’t, according to a statement at the conservative blog Illinois Review. The former Wheaton resident and WLS-AM talk show host said he’ll be working on backing certain Republican Statehouse candidates instead. He’s part of the Illinois Opportunity Project, which has said it’s working to draft conservative candidates.

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Des Plaines investment group to buy former Field’s warehouse – Chicago Sun-Times Des Plaines investment group to buy former Field’s warehouseChicago Sun-TimesA Des Plaines-based investment group said Wednesday it has a contract to buy the former Marshall Field’s warehouse on Chicago’s Northwest Side and wants to lease it to several industrial users. The 21-acre property at 4000 W. Diversey includes 4.6 …

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Illinois lawmakers pushing for new PE standards – WREX-TV Evanston NowIllinois lawmakers pushing for new PE standardsWREX-TVIllinois lawmakers pushing for new PE standards. Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:22 AM EST. Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:22 AM EST. By Aaron Wright – bio | email. Illinois politicians want to improve the state’s physical education programs.Quinn defends release program after ex-inmate charged with murderOur view: In prai

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Illinois Department of Transportation to restrict lanes for bridge work – KSDK KSDKIllinois Department of Transportation to restrict lanes for bridge workKSDKFAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KSDK) – The Illinois Department of Transportation will restrict lanes on eastbound and westbound Interstate 64 in Fairview Heights, beginning next week. The restrictions are necessary to allow crews to paint the bridge carrying …

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How IDOT truck escaped red-light ticket – Chicago Daily Herald 6How IDOT truck escaped red-light ticketChicago Daily HeraldIllinois Department of Transportation officials are investigating whether a veteran highway maintenance employee misused department letterhead and violated department policies to get out of a $100 red-light camera ticket issued by Hanover Park police.

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Mayor Emanuel breaks bread with Mark Wahlberg – Crain’s Chicago Business Mayor Emanuel breaks bread with Mark WahlbergCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)That prompted Mr. Emanuel to say “Let’s get you in Chicago.” Mr. Wahlberg said he’d love that. “The view of the ocean is great,” he apparently told Mr. Emanuel. Umm. Awkward. I hear the mayor corrected the Los Angeles-based actor quickly, saying, “It’s …

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As startup-accelerator program Techstars turns 4, Demo Day gets bigger, more pol… As startup-accelerator program Techstars turns 4, Demo Day gets bigger, more polished. But some things never change. "There’s always drama," says co-founder Sam Yagan. But they’re always ready by showtime. Showtime for startups at House of Blueshttp://www.chicagobusiness.comTen companies in this year’s class hit the stage at House of Blues before full house of about 300 venture capitalists and angel i

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HastingsforIL: Sen. Hastings takes the no texting while driving pledge because It can wait pic.twitter.com/xamyc3MMYJSen. Hastings takes the no texting while driving pledge because It can wait http://www.itcanwait.com/pic.twitter.com/xamyc3MMYJ

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Jazz legend Jack DeJohnette returns to Chicago – WBEZ Jazz legend Jack DeJohnette returns to ChicagoWBEZ (blog)30 at 2:30 p.m. as he helps inaugurate the Von Freeman Pavillion south of the Cloudgate sculpture. Alison Cuddy is WBEZ’s Arts and Culture reporter and co-host of Changing Channels, a podcast about the future of television. Follow her on Twitter …

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Governor Quinn Announces $1.5 Million to Build High Speed Broadband Network in Southern Illinois CARBONDALE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $1.5 million to build an ultra high speed broadband network in Southern Illinois. The partne… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 04:38 More in News & Politics

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Governor Quinn Announces $1.5 Million to Build High Speed Broadband Network in Southern Illinois CARBONDALE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $1.5 million to build an ultra high speed broadband network in Southern Illinois. The partne… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 04:38 More in News & Politics

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Governor Quinn Opens Railroad Spur to Mount Vernon’s Continental Tire MOUNT VERNON — Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local and company officials to open a new railroad spur to Continental Tire in Mount Vernon, a state-f… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 04:37 More in News & Politics

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moniquegarcia: Thank you, sir. @akeefe: More solid @BillDaleyIL v. @GovernorQuinn analysis via @moniquegarcia: … Thank you, sir. @akeefe: More solid @BillDaleyIL v. @GovernorQuinn analysis via @moniquegarcia: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-quinn-the-campaigner-20130826,0,6967596.story?page=2

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Will Guzzardi Running Again Against Toni Berrios – NBC Chicago NBC Chicago (blog)Will Guzzardi Running Again Against Toni BerriosNBC Chicago (blog)Guzzardi’s almost-successful campaign was an embarrassment to the Cook County Democratic Party, since Berrios is the daughter of party chairman and county assessor Joe Berrios. The 39th District, which covers the Northwest Side neighborhoods of …

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bishoponair: Plane spotted flying around at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is a 737 that does "touch and go" continued training, not confuse with B-17. Plane spotted flying around at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is a 737 that does "touch and go" continued training, not confuse with B-17.

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Illinois Lawmaker Supports Striking McDonald’s Workers – NBC Chicago San Francisco ChronicleIllinois Lawmaker Supports Striking McDonald’s WorkersNBC Chicago (blog)Jan Schakowsky of Evanston, who was there to support workers striking for a $15 an hour wage. "Giving these workers a raise is not just good for them, it’s good for America," Schakowsky said, as she joined a worker and a supporter dressed as a …Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher

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AnnDwyer_Crains: ‘If we want Chicago to be a world-class tech hub, we need to start acting like one.’ Op-ed by @FredHoch of @ITAbuzz ‘If we want Chicago to be a world-class tech hub, we need to start acting like one.’http://fw.to/GfQOy0O Op-ed by @FredHoch of @ITAbuzz

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Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, 689 Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on a variety of topics. From: sonnyhtv Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 29:38 More in News & Politics

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Illinews: Lincoln: City accepts bid for Pulaski Street reconstruction Lincoln: City accepts bid for Pulaski Street reconstructionhttp://bit.ly/1duwI5W

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Here’s Ed Hochuli In Suburban Chicago, Waiting On A Haircut 3This photo was taken Tuesday at a Supercuts in Schaumburg, Ill. A reader named Greg was getting his own hair cut when he saw NFL referee/muscleman Hochuli walk in and take a seat. "I was 99 percent sure it was him," Greg said. There was just no mistaking those biceps.Read more…

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Six Flags Great America Announces Plans for Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster in the World Six Flags Great America is building the world’s tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster for 2014.

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Health lobby tries to undo federal dialysis cuts – Honolulu Star-Advertiser Health lobby tries to undo federal dialysis cutsHonolulu Star-AdvertiserJohn Lewis, D-Ga., and John M. Shimkus, R-Ill., as well as Lujan. Overall, the industry has donated at least $8 million to lawmakers and their causes since 2009, nearly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, according to the data from the …

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Forum: ‘Union tax’ unfair to workers This Labor Day, I would like to highlight individuals whose work is on display every day — merit-shop, construction professionals. The vast majority of construction workers (86.8 percent) choose not to belong to a labor union. They have made the decision to put their professional craft skills to use in a merit-shop, free-enterprise environment. However, the livelihood of these merit-shop worke

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Hultgren Common Core Summit Part 2 Randy Hultgren Common Core Summit with Panelists 1. Bruno Behrend, Executive Director, For the Good of Illinois and Senior Fellow for Education Policy, The H… From: ChampionNewsOnline Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:01:10 More in Education

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IllinoisReview: Common Core curriculum stirs debate in McHenry County #twill #illinois #ilgop #tcot #teaparty #CommonCore Common Core curriculum stirs debate in McHenry County #twill #illinois #ilgop #tcot #teaparty #CommonCore http://bit.ly/1ckJ7VP

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IllinoisChannel: #twill IDOT and the State Police will hold late-night sobriety check pts around the state on Sat and Sun, in Marion, Chicago, Peoria, etc. #twill IDOT and the State Police will hold late-night sobriety check pts around the state on Sat and Sun, in Marion, Chicago, Peoria, etc.

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natashakorecki: Ex-Rep Joe Walsh’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech gets nightmarish backlash … via @suntimes #twill Ex-Rep Joe Walsh’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech gets nightmarish backlashhttp://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/joe-walshs-own-i-have-a-dream-speech-gets-nightmarish-backlash/ … via @suntimes #twill

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Kadner: Here’s a ‘thank you’ to Orland Park Library As I write this, it looks like the U.S. is about to launch a military action in Syria, which follows our military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are Muslim nations that most of us know little about. And there are many Americans who don’t want to know. They don’t understand the history of these countries, their cultures or their religions. Last week, the Orland Park Library attem

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JUST IN: Fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage was honored today… JUST IN: Fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage was honored today with a memorial sign on Interstate 55. The sign near Litchfield, marks the location of the fatal crash that ended his life. On November 26, 2012, while on patrol as a motorcycle officer, Trooper Deatherage was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of northbound I-55 at milepost 62 when he was struck and killed by a

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Will requiring Governor candidates to pair up with Lt. Gov. hopefuls in the prim… Will requiring Governor candidates to pair up with Lt. Gov. hopefuls in the primary create a bigger problem?Running For Lieutenant Governor Is A Risky Businesswuis.orgFor the first time, candidates for governor in Illinois will choose their second in command. They used to get stuck with whomever primary voters choose

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Chicago School Budget Approved Unanimously, Taps Reserves To Plug $1 … – Chicago Defender Progress IllinoisChicago School Budget Approved Unanimously, Taps Reserves To Plug $1 …Chicago DefenderIn a budget analysis released on Wednesday, the union said the school district was unfairly blaming all its fiscal woes on inadequate funding from the state of Illinois and inaction by state lawmakers on pension reform. "Absent from this discussion was …CPS Boycott: Hundreds Of Parents &

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Congresswoman veteran Tammy Duckworth opposes Syria strike – Peoria Journal Star Congresswoman veteran Tammy Duckworth opposes Syria strikePeoria Journal StarU.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and urged Middle East nations to find a resolution to the crisis. Speaking at a university in Bangkok, Duckworth said …

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Think term limits are the answer for Illinois? Not so fast – ChicagoNow Think term limits are the answer for Illinois? Not so fastChicagoNow (blog)9 with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce. Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability will take the pro-progressive tax side and Ted Dabrowski of the Illinois Policy Institute will advocate for keeping the tax rate flat and low. We …

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Progress Illinois: Chicago Fast Food, Retail Workers Kick Off Day-Long Strike At McDonald’s More than 100 Chicago fast food and retail workers kicked off a day-long strike for higher wages and better workplace conditions at the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonal… From: ProgressIllinois Views: 4 1 ratings Time: 02:10 More in News & Politics

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Renters now protected from foreclosures – The Capitol Fax Blog Renters now protected from foreclosuresThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)RT @TomCrossNews: Congrats to Rep. John Anthony on being sworn in as the new State Rep. for the 75th District in Morris yesterday! t… by Joe Sosnowski via twitter August 28 at 3:18 PM. Thank u to the Grayslake Park District Senior Club for such a warm …

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States offered more time to ignore education law – Quincy Herald Whig States offered more time to ignore education lawQuincy Herald WhigWASHINGTON (AP) – States can request permission to ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law through the spring of 2016, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday. The long-term offer underscores the intensive work states have already …

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Naperville publisher inspired to make deal – Crain’s Chicago Business Naperville publisher inspired to make dealCrain’s Chicago BusinessSelling books directly to targeted audiences has been done via direct mail for decades, but doing so electronically is an emerging trend in publishing, said Bill Ott, editor and publisher of Chicago-based Booklist, a book-review magazine published by …

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Rush reaps benefits of new tower – Crain’s Chicago Business 1Rush reaps benefits of new towerCrain’s Chicago BusinessDownload the Crain’s Chicago Business iPad app for FREE! The app has everything you have come to expect from Crain’s…and a whole lot more. Best local business news – essential to doing business in Chicago; Lists, data, blogs, videos – everything …

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Sen. Dan Kotowski on Illinois General Assembly pay cuts Sen. Dan Kotowski speaks about a plan to cut legislative salaries and implement furlough days for lawmakers that passed the General Assembly. From: ILStatehouseNews Views: 51 0 ratings Time: 04:17 More in News & Politics

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Illinois Teamsters Endorse Pat Quinn For Governor – PR Newswire Alton Daily NewsIllinois Teamsters Endorse Pat Quinn For GovernorPR Newswire (press release)"Pat Quinn is the right choice for Governor of Illinois and he is the Teamsters’ choice to continue to move our state forward," said John T. Coli, President of Joint Council 25. "As Illinois’ ‘Jobs Governor’," Pat Quinn is supporting legislation to …Gov. Quinn appoints Rochelle woman to state boardQuinn S

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BobbyLRushMC: @SenatorKirk & I just completed a tour of the Englewood community & are now set to meet with victims’ families & residents at Englewood UMC @SenatorKirk & I just completed a tour of the Englewood community & are now set to meet with victims’ families & residents at Englewood UMC

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Schock signs anti-Obamacare letter – Quincy Journal Schock signs anti-Obamacare letterQuincy JournalRodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, are among 80 members of Congress who signed an Aug. 21 letter urging a defunding of “Obamacare.” Spokesmen for Davis and Schock say that they don’t view the letter, spearheaded by U.S. Rep.

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kathrynheinz: Durkin: GOP "unified." "We’re going to use that energy to move forward, win races and get out of the super minority." pic.twitter.com/QnNKMLeHnt Durkin: GOP "unified." "We’re going to use that energy to move forward, win races and get out of the super minority."pic.twitter.com/QnNKMLeHnt

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icirr: Since @PeterRoskam won’t let us in his office, we’ve occupied the lobby of the building until he meets with us. pic.twitter.com/rJgWs2AFptSince @PeterRoskam won’t let us in his office, we’ve occupied the lobby of the building until he meets with us. pic.twitter.com/rJgWs2AFpt

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TheDailyIllini: According to the @ChampaignPD, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the two blow dart incidents. According to the @ChampaignPD, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the two blow dart incidents.

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WANDTVDoug: Farm Progress wraps up 2013 at 4pm. Farm Progress wraps up 2013 at 4pm.

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rap30: Start your Sunday mornings off in a new way. Starting Sept. 15, "The Chicago Way with Rick Pearson" debuts on… Start your Sunday mornings off in a new way. Starting Sept. 15, "The Chicago Way with Rick Pearson" debuts on… http://fb.me/12AWnNWMd

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JDMirkovic: Headline of the Day: "CPS protester take their message to Rahm Emanuel’s office…" (Progress IL) turnout *was* light Headline of the Day: "CPS protester take their message to Rahm Emanuel’s office…" (Progress IL) turnout *was* light

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Illinois_Stage: The House GOPers just figured out their closed meeting was being broadcast to the media. They’ve stopped using the microphoneThe House GOPers just figured out their closed meeting was being broadcast to the media. They’ve stopped using the microphone

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rkprsolutions: Why Pensions Matter to Each of Us and Our Wallets Now via @rebootillinois Why Pensions Matter to Each of Us and Our Wallets Now http://buff.ly/1ci7a7O via @rebootillinois

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DOJ won’t block pot legalization laws The Justice Department will focus its marijuana enforcement efforts elsewhere.

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Blue Cross wins key ruling in antitrust case – Crain’s Chicago Business 1Blue Cross wins key ruling in antitrust caseCrain’s Chicago BusinessBlue Cross, the largest health insurance carrier in Illinois, and Southern Illinois Healthcare, which operates three hospitals including Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, illegally suppressed competition for outpatient surgeries, according to the …

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Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition database – Chicago Tribune 4Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition databaseChicago TribuneFacebook Inc. is considering adding most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos to its controversial facial recognition database. The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy Thursday, is intended to improve the …

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Attorney charged with misusing $2.3 million of couple’s savings – Chicago Tribune 2Attorney charged with misusing $2.3 million of couple’s savingsChicago TribuneA suburban attorney whose law license was suspended in May was arrested today on federal fraud charges for allegedly misappropriating more than $2.3 million from a couple who entrusted her with their life savings. Kathleen Niew, 57, was charged with 10 …

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New Illinois Law Requires that Food Handlers Receive ANSI-Accredited Training – PR Newswire New Illinois Law Requires that Food Handlers Receive ANSI-Accredited TrainingPR Newswire (press release)NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Under an amendment to the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act which passed this week, training providers issuing personnel certificates to food safety handlers in the state of Illinois …

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AnnDwyer_Crains: Lawmakers, entrepreneurs meet on ‘Startup Across America’ Day … via @Forbes Lawmakers, entrepreneurs meet on ‘Startup Across America’ Day http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/08/29/lawmakers-entrepreneurs-meet-on-startup-across-america-day/ … via @Forbes

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dailyegyptian: Anyone know a good place for mushroom hunting? Interested in teaming up with a reporter & photographer to embark on an interesting journey? Anyone know a good place for mushroom hunting? Interested in teaming up with a reporter & photographer to embark on an interesting journey?

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Question of the day – The Capitol Fax Blog Question of the dayThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Call Madigan and offer to work with him FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ILLINOIS. – Lobo Y Olla – Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:07 pm: Inclusion is the order of the day. – A guy… – Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:11 pm: Take a week off and clear your head. – wordslinger …

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The importance of party backing, or lack thereof – The Capitol Fax Blog The importance of party backing, or lack thereofThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Exclusive Subscriber Content Updated Posts Contact …. More Illinois News, – – – – – – – – – -, IL Issues Mag. IL Agri-News, Stateline IL, Illinois Data, MAP – Illinois, IL State Society. Major …

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Attempting to define the beginning – The Capitol Fax Blog Attempting to define the beginningThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)The 2014 race for Illinois governor has entered a new phase with Gov. Pat Quinn taking time out of a work day to accept a union endorsement. The Chicago Democrat has kept campaigning low-key so far with events such as speeches at churches and small …

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Get it together, man – The Capitol Fax Blog Get it together, manThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Recently, for example, the Illinois State Police and other agencies had to scramble to purchase goods and services to help implement the state’s new concealed weapons law. They also may have to declare an emergency if, for example, a tornado damages …

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Chicago_IL_News: NFL to pay $765M to settle concussion lawsuits: The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million… #Chicago #News NFL to pay $765M to settle concussion lawsuits: The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million… http://q.gs/4kb9F #Chicago #News

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Rauner’s race for mayor – Illinois Times Rauner’s race for mayorIllinois TimesRepublican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has focused like a laser on his absolute disgust with public employee unions like AFSCME, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The wealthy former business executive …

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IllinoisChannel: #twill Rep Jim Durkin says he’ll transition into the Leadership with Tom Cross’ help as Durkin was unanimously picked as new GOP Hse Leader #twill Rep Jim Durkin says he’ll transition into the Leadership with Tom Cross’ help as Durkin was unanimously picked as new GOP Hse Leader

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IllinoisChannel: #twill Durkin: We’re going to stretch every dollar to help elect new GOP House members. #twill Durkin: We’re going to stretch every dollar to help elect new GOP House members.

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IllinoisChannel: #twill Rep Poe who was seeking the Leadership role in the House asked that Rep Durkin be picked by acclamation, by the 47 Hse GOP members. #twill Rep Poe who was seeking the Leadership role in the House asked that Rep Durkin be picked by acclamation, by the 47 Hse GOP members.

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IllinoisChannel: #twill New House GOP Leader-Elect, Jim Durkin says he’ll be Leader in two to three weeks, as Rep Cross winds up some things.#twill New House GOP Leader-Elect, Jim Durkin says he’ll be Leader in two to three weeks, as Rep Cross winds up some things.

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Insurance exchange company expanding in Illinois – The State Journal-Register Insurance exchange company expanding in IllinoisThe State Journal-RegisterCHICAGO — A major Illinois health insurance exchange has announced plans to double its workforce to serve those shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. GoHealth LLC announced it plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of …

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Dropping those cigarette butts will cost you $1500 in this state – msnNOW 5msnNOWDropping those cigarette butts will cost you $1500 in this statemsnNOWSmokers know that nothing can burn their cash like the ever-increasing cost of cigarettes, but the cost of lighting up just got wa-a-a-y more expensive. Beginning on January 1, any Illinois citizen caught flicking a cigarette butt will face a fine of …Tossing Used Cigarette Butts On The Ground Now Illegal In IllinoisCiga

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Durkin Replaces Cross as House Republican Leader Durkin (R-Western Springs) was elected Thursday to replace outgoing House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego).

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Secret Metra memo tarnishes ‘good guy’ Schaffer – Crain’s Chicago Business 2Secret Metra memo tarnishes ‘good guy’ SchafferCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Jack Franks, D-Crystal Lake, a critic of both Metra and Mr. Schaffer, strongly disagrees. He noted that the April 5 memo to Mr. Clifford came a couple of days after Mr. Clifford wrote another now-famous memo to the board outlining the patronage …

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Number of no-bid state contracts on the rise – The Southern Number of no-bid state contracts on the riseThe SouthernJack Franks, a Marengo Democrat who chairs the House State Government Administration Committee, said the situation must be addressed. “We’re not getting the best deals because of poor management by the governor,” Franks said. (Kurt Erickson can be …

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Dem Rep. Warns Against Rape, Murder If Immigration Reform Does Not Pass – Mediaite Dem Rep. Warns Against Rape, Murder If Immigration Reform Does Not PassMediaiteLuis Gutiérrez (D-IL) explained why he believes it is so important for the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation when Congress returns from recess next month. If we don’t change the way we deal with immigrants in …Democratic Rep.Gutiérrez: Women will be raped if we don’t pass am

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Springfield – A man takes an unusual vehicle for a ride on Wednesday night. http… Springfield – A man takes an unusual vehicle for a ride on Wednesday night.http://bit.ly/1fmoDMgMan crashes ambulance after taking it for a drivewww.wandtv.com

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review

Korecki implies racism in critique of Walsh’s "I Have a Dream" speech 2Chicago Sun-Times’ left-wing political reporter Natasha Korecki (photo right) stirred the racism pot today claiming former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s "I Have A Dream" speech has resulted in a "nightmarish backlash". According to Korecki, "[unamed] critics say Walsh’s version clings…

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WGN-AM brings in Radiate for traffic reporting – Chicago Business Journal WGN-AM brings in Radiate for traffic reportingChicago Business JournalLee got his start in the radio traffic reporting business in Chicago in 1973, when he handled traffic reports for CBS Radio-owned all-news WBBM-AM (780), which, with six traffic reports per hour, continues to be Chicago’s gold standard for traffic …WGN launching new radio traffic service

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Chicago Marathon To Enhance Security In Wake Of Boston Bombing – CBS Local Chicago Marathon To Enhance Security In Wake Of Boston BombingCBS LocalShe tells WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller the enhanced security measures shouldn’t be a problem for runners, with a little advanced planning. For more information, click here. %name Chicago Marathon To Enhance Security In Wake Of Boston Bombing.

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Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About Syria – CBS2 Chicago Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About SyriaCBS2 ChicagoWBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Schakowsky said there are still too many unanswered questions. “How are we going to express that it is against civilization to use chemical weapons? If our side can get away with chemical weapons, are we saying …

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Our reporters and photogs often see people walking their dogs while they’re out… Our reporters and photogs often see people walking their dogs while they’re out reporting. At the Farm Progress Show, the animals are a bit bigger. Mike will be live from the final day of the show tonight at 5 and 6. No word on whether this steer will be in the shot.

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WLS-Channel 7’s "Windy City Live" slips in August ratings – Chicago Business Journal WLS-Channel 7’s "Windy City Live" slips in August ratingsChicago Business JournalAnd it indicates the live morning talk show "Windy City Live" on ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 has some ground to make up as it heads into the fall season and to a new time slot with a new format that includes news and weather segments. In the August book, …

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Metra directors should know trains, Cook commissioner says – Chicago Tribune ABC7Chicago.comMetra directors should know trains, Cook commissioner


Governor Quinn Announces Illinois-Based GoHealth Expanding, Creating 450 Jobs – State’s Leading Health Insurance Exchange Doubling its Workforce to Serve More Americans Shopping for Healthcare Through the Affordable Care Act
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and GoHealth LLC today announced that Illinois’ leading health insurance exchange is adding 90,000 square feet in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago as it expands to serve the influx of Americans shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The company plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of 2013 – more than doubling its workforce this year. The

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Governor Quinn Announces $47.5 Million Investment to Complete Chicago Veterans Home – Outreach Programs Sept. 5 and 10 Will Encourage Veteran-Owned Businesses to Bid on the Facility’s Construction CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $47.5 million investment from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to complete the new Illinois Veterans Home at Chicago. The investment announced today is in addition to $23 million from previous years to build the $70.5 million facility. Outreach programs on Sept. 5 and 10 will encourage veteran-owned businesses to submit bids for the

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Rep. Tom Demmer to Host Senior Fair

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Sullivan visits Farm Progress Show DECATUR—State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) visited the Farm Progress show in Decatur on Wednesday. Sullivan toured the exhibits, watched presentations by industry representatives and learned about developments in agricultural technology. "All the different industries: seed, fertilizer, equipment, precision-ag, computers — it brings it all together," Sullivan said. "Farmers and those involve

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NEWS: How poor park districts could qualify for state help Sen. Lightford grant plan now law MAYWOOD – Park districts and local governments from low-income areas may now qualify for a state grant program to purchase new land thanks to a law sponsored by State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood). Illinois has long run a successful program to help local communities acquire new land to build playgrounds and other recreation areas throughout the state.

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State Representatives Mike Tryon and Tim Schmitz Partner for Legislative Breakfast Event State Representatives Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) and Tim Schmitz (R-Batavia) held a joint legislative breakfast on August 29 with local mayors, village presidents, village managers and village administrators from Illinois House Districts 65 (Schmitz) and 66 (Tryon). Local leaders from Algonquin, Batavia, Burlington, Elgin, Gilberts, Huntley, Sleepy Hollow, St. Charles and West Dundee attended the

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Schmitz and Tryon Host Legislative Breakfast ELGIN… State Representatives Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) and Tim Schmitz (R-Batavia) held a joint legislative breakfast on August 29 with local mayors, village presidents, village managers and village administrators from Illinois House Districts 65 (Schmitz) and 66 (Tryon).

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